National Diary of Events

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Oct 2018 State Event Details Flyer Contact
Fri 19 Oct to
Sun 21 Oct
NSW Northern NSW Square Dance Association
4TH ARMIDALE NEW ENGLAND FESTIVAL WITH MATTHEW & MICHAEL MILLS
This is the first time that we will have the two Mills boys as guest callers for one of our special weekend events.
If you have danced to these boys at other functions you will already know how talented they are and I'm sure you won't want to miss out dancing to them again.
If you haven't had the pleasure yet, then get your registration in now and come along so you too can enjoy dancing to them.
Registration form and full details on our Website.
Wilma Flannery
ph: 02 6662 6647

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Sat 20 Oct QLD Queensland Round Dance Association
ROUND DANCE BALL
A Black Tie Event (Ladies wear ball gown or evening dress; Gents wear your best evening dress)
Logan City Square Dance Centre, 161A Magnesium Drive Crestmead
Dance levels Phase II - V
Time: 7.30pm
Admission: $8.00 QRDA Members, $10.00 Non Members
Raffle? Yes! (don't forget your spare change)
Please bring a food contribution towards supper, thank you
All Cuers welcome to participate in the programme.
Cuers please indicate your willingness to Cue on the day by RSVP to Paula Armstrong
Email: paula1563@gmail.com Phone: 07 55 463 493 Mobile: 0418 186 897
Interested in joining QRDA?
Membership is just $15 per year....
Initial joining fee waived.
Information and forms will be available on the day.
Paula Armstrong
ph: 07 55 463 493, 0418 186 897

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Sun 21 Oct VIC Burra Squares
41ST BIRTHDAY
COME & HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 41st BIRTHDAY ON SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER 2018
THEME: "BOLLYWOOD"
with NEIL WYNN & VISITING CALLERS & CUERS
AT PETRIE PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, MOUNTAINVIEW ROAD - MONTMORENCY
(MEL REF No. 21 D6 - NEXT TO R.S.L.)
2.30 pm - 6.00 pm
$10.00 D.P.P.
Jean or Neil
ph: 8742 2197 or 0409 864 046
Fri 26 Oct to
Sun 28 Oct
VIC Eastern 8's Bairnsdale
5TH EASTERN 8'S RIVIERA ROUNDUP
Featuring caller Brian Hotchkies
Boucher Hall, Bairnsdale Secondary College, Wallace Street, Bairnsdale Vic. 3875
Session 1-Fri. 26th 7:00pm - Mainstream (Incl. Supper) $12.00 / person
Session 2-Sat. 27th 2:30pm - Plus $10.00 / person
Session3-Sat.27th 7:00pm - Mainstream(Incl.Supper) $16.00/person
Session 4-Sun. 28th 10:00am - Mainstream. $12.00 / person
Lunch Sun. 28th 12:30 pm $25.00 / person
Weekend Package: $75.00 (includes all sessions and Sunday lunch.)
NOTE! Closing date for Registrations is 30th September 2018
Refer to flyer for further information.
Max and Nancy Hodder
ph: 03 5156 1459

Colin Lamble
ph: 0427 903 733 or 03 5156 0067
Sat 27 Oct SA Wild Frontier & Kannella Squares
KANNELLA SQUARES 43RD BIRTHDAY
Cheese and Wine Night
C's 1 6pm to 7pm
A's 7pm to 8pm
Plus 8pm
Morialta Uniting Church, 26 Chapel Street Magill
Please Bring Supper!
Jeff Seidel
ph: 08 8263 5023

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Sat 27 Oct to
Sun 28 Oct
QLD Cane Country Squares Bundaberg
WEEKEND WITH NEV & BEV MCLACHLAN
Calling all Round Dancers and Square Dancers! Nev and Bev McLachlan will call this dance-filled weekend. Cost is just $5 per person per session. Call Matt Mills at 4152 5051 for location and directions.
Saturday, October 27
2-4 pm Plus Dancing
7-7:30 pm Round Dancing
7:30-10 pm Mainstream & Plus Dancing
Sunday, October 28
10-Noon Club 50 & Plus Workshop
1-3 pm Round Dancing
This is one weekend you won't want to miss, so mark your calendars and head to Bundy.
Matthew
ph: 0418 479 814, 07 4152 5051
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Tue 30 Oct QLD EZ Squares Dance Club
BOO! IT'S HALLOWEEN TIME
C.T. WILLIAMS HALL, GATE 2 BEERBURRUM ROAD CABOOLTURE
7.30 PM ADMISSION $8.00
NOVELTY DANCES, RAFFLES, SUPPER
SEE...YOU...THERE...
Website
Nov 2018
Fri 2 Nov QLD Cane Country Squares Bundaberg
"SHOUT THE DROUGHT" CHARITY BOWL DANCE
Please come and support this charity event.
Matthew
ph: 0418 479 814, 07 4152 5051
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Fri 2 Nov to
Sun 4 Nov
VIC Mornington Peninsular Square Dancers
BY THE SEA WEEKEND, MORNINGTON
Paul Bristow returns for a superb weekend of dancing. Something for everyone with Mainstream, Plus, A-Level and Rounds across the weekend.
The first By the Sea Weekend was held last year with Ken Ritucci as feature and over 80 people joined us across the weekend.
This year we hope to increase that number to at least 100 people or more.
Jaden Frigo

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Fri 2 Nov to
Mon 5 Nov
SA Pine City Twirlers
35TH BIRTHDAY
Anglican Hall, Bay Road, Mt Gambier
Hi there,
This is an invitation to come to Mount Gambier and join with us in the celebrations of the clubs 35th birthday.
Why not slip your clutch, promenade down to our fair city and join us in our celebrations and have some fun.
Over the weekend, prepare to scoot back and swing thru till late. You may bend the line, but not the elbow, as our guest callers will make you star thru the night.
Stay for our country style suppers and renew acquaintances.
A registration form is included for you to fill out and return to us as soon as you can.
If you have any questions, I can be contacted by mobile on 0438 420 615 or by sending me an E-mail to the twirlers address.
Hope to see you soon.
Kind regards.
Trevor Raftery ( Secretary PCT )
Trevor
ph: 0438 420 615
Fri 9 Nov to
Sun 11 Nov
VIC Mornington Peninsular Square Dancers
PAC WEEKEND, DROMANA
First Peninsular Advanced & Challenge Weekend
An extremely special opportunity to enjoy a FULL weekend of A2 (and C1) with Paul Bristow our feature caller.
We have always wanted to provide the A dancers with something special and this is what we've come up with.
A2 sessions Friday Night, Saturday Morning & Afternoon, Saturday Night and Sunday Afternoon.
C1 sessions Saturday Afternoon and Sunday Morning.
As Advanced dancers are of limited number in Australia this sort of weekend really does rely on dancer support. We hope to make this an annual event if the dancer interest is there.
So far we have been encouraged by good registration numbers.
Jaden Frigo

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Sat 10 Nov QLD Square Dancing Society of Queensland
CHRISTMAS PARTY ON THE GOLD COAST
Albert Waterways Community Centre, cnr Hooker Blvd & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters
$6 members, $8 non-members
Helpers wanted to set up and pack up
6.30pm - 7.30pm Plus
7.30pm - 10pm Mainstream
10pm Supper (please bring a plate of Christmas finger food to share)
Sue
ph: 0412 776 862

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Wed 14 Nov ACT ACT Square Dance Society
CHRISTMAS DANCE
With Paul Bristow from the UK.
Mainstream & Plus
$10
7.30pm - 9.30pm
9.30pm - Supper
Venue: St James Uniting Church, Gillies St, Curtin. ACT.
It would be appreciated if people could bring a small plate of supper to share.
Helen
ph: 0414 489 171
Sat 17 Nov SA South Australian Square Dance Society
SASDS CHRISTMAS DANCE
Klemzig Community Hall, 242 North East Rd, Klemzig
Members $6
Non Members $9
Basket supper please
Raffle
Members lucky draw
Website
Sat 24 Nov QLD Queensland Round Dance Association
CHRISTMAS PARTY
Logan City Square Dance Centre, 161A Magnesium Drive Crestmead
2pm - 5pm
Level Phase II-V
Raffle? Yes (don't forget some spare change)
Admission $ 8.00 QRDA Members, $10.00 Non Members
Please bring a food contribution for afternoon tea, thank you
All Cuers welcome to participate in the programme.
Cuers please indicate your willingness to Cue on the day by RSVP to Paula Armstrong
Email: paula1563@gmail.com Phone: 07 55 463 493 Mobile: 0418 186 897
Interested in joining QRDA?
Membership is just $15 per year....
Initial joining fee waived.
Information and forms will be available on the day.
Paula Armstrong
ph: 07 55 463 493, 0418 186 897

Website
Mar 2019
Fri 1 Mar QLD Cane Country Squares Bundaberg
36TH BIRTHDAY
Details to come ...
Matthew
ph: 0418 479 814, 07 4152 5051
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Fri 8 Mar to
Mon 11 Mar
VIC Victorian Square Dance Association
VSDA 50TH STATE CONVENTION
REMINISCING AND MOVING FORWARD
Kingston City Hall, 979 - 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabin, Victoria
Only $30 Early Bird for VSDA members, Interstate and International Dancers.
$45 for non-members
Early bird registrations close 30th Nov 2018
See registration form for full details
View or download Registration Form
Website
Fri 22 Mar to
Sun 24 Mar
QLD Hervey Bay Square Dance Club
BIRTHDAY BY THE BEACH
Hervey Bay Square Dance Club Inc celebrates 30 years of Square Dancing in the Bay with a whole weekend of fun and dance
Guest Caller - Brian Hotchkies
Sessions Friday night, Saturday afternoon & evening, Sunday morning
Venue to be announced, Cost to be decided
For further details keep your ear to the ground and your eyes peeled.
This is a one-off, don't miss it, mark your diary!!!

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Apr 2019
Fri 19 Apr to
Sun 21 Apr
VIC Mornington Peninsular Square Dancers
7TH AUSTRALIANA SPECTACULAR, MORNINGTON/FRANKSTON REGION
After an amazing Australiana Spectacular this year we now look ahead to an even bigger one next year!
Joe Kromer (Germany) and Steve Turner are our headline acts.
This is the weekend before the 60th National Convention in Tassie so it works in really well.
Feature dances (M/S, Plus & Rounds) every night with a combination of Mainstream, Plus, A-Level, C1 & Rounds across two halls during daytime sessions.
This again promises to be one of the highlights of the Australian Square Dance calendar!
Jaden Frigo

Website
Wed 24 Apr to
Sun 28 Apr
TAS 60TH AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
Celebrating 60 years
Deloraine Community Complex, Alveston Drive, Deloraine, Tasmania
Further details: Kaye Chandler, PO Box 796 Launceston TAS 7250

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Jul 2019
Fri 26 Jul to
Sun 28 Jul
QLD MARTIN KLIBBE MEMORIAL DANCE
The Grand Finale
"15 years on the 15th July 2019"
Jerry Story calling at Mackay in July!
Venue: Tommy Webster Memorial Hall, 22 Bold Street, Walkerston QLD
PROGRAM & PRICE TO BE ADVISED.
Please contact Dawn Klibbe for more information.
Dawn Klibbe
ph: 07 4959 7350, 0427 597 350
Aug 2019
Fri 9 Aug to
Mon 12 Aug
NSW Square and Round Dance Association of NSW Inc.
40TH NSW SQUARE AND ROUND DANCE CONVENTION 2019
Venue: "Berry Farm", Berry Sport & Recreation Centre 660 Coolangatta Road, BERRY NSW 2535
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION available till 31 October 2018: $55/adult, $40/student
REGISTRATION from 1 November 2018: $65/adult, $50/student
View or download Registration Form
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Sep 2019
Fri 6 Sep to
Sun 8 Sep
QLD 38TH QUEENSLAND STATE SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
"Stars of the Big Screen in 2019"
Hosted by Rocky Twirlers at North Rockhampton High School.


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